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Chris Brightwell, Facebook.com/clutchband
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Clutch Drummer JP Gaster Offers Drumming Rudiment Tips

Jean-Paul Gaster provides groove-infused hard rock act Clutch with its unbreakable backbone. His chops are rooted in hard rock and jazz, and he’s consistently been one of the most original, hardest-rocking drummers since 1990. The drummer took some time to make a video with Music Radar, showing the importance of learning some rudiments for rock drumming.

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com
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Tony Iommi Shares Gear Choices for Black Sabbath’s ’13′ Album

Living legend Tony Iommi recently spent some time with Guitar World talking all things Black Sabbath. He spoke candidly about his ongoing battle with cancer, working with Ozzy Osbourne for the first time in nearly 35 years and other topics including how he got the grimy guitar tones for Sabbath’s latest album, ’13.’

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Donald Weber, Getty Images
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Deep Purple’s Steve Morse + Roger Glover Create Custom TonePrint Sounds

Deep Purple have been around for a long time, and they have continued to influence musicians and entertain fans with their heavy sound and unique tones. Now, thanks to TC Electronics, guitar and bass players have the ability to utilize some of the signature tones developed and used by guitarist Steve Morse and bass player Roger Glover.

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Scott Spychalski, www.ernieball.com
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Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands Winner to Play 2013 Aftershock Festival

Ernie Ball announced recently that it will be sponsoring its 17th annual Battle of the Bands this summer. The band that wins will get to play on the Ernie Ball Stage during Monster Energy’s Aftershock Music Festival happening in Sacramento, Calif. on Sept. 14 and 15.

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Lamb of God Drummer Chris Adler Reveals His Warm-Up Routine

Lamb of God drummer Chris Adler is a big part of the band's heavy, hard-hitting sound. His drumming is not only technically impressive, but also imaginative and well-tailored to push the band's songs over the edge into metal nirvana. He recently got together with Music Radar for its Drum Expo to fill in Lamb of God fans on how he warms up before a show.

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Neilson Bernard, Getty Images
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Limp Bizkit’s Wes Borland Shows Off His Left-Handed Jackson King V

Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland took some time to show his Jackson King V to Music Radar. When a representative from Jackson called Borland and told him about some guitars he might want to check out, Borland jumped at the chance. When they opened up what they thought was a reverse Jackson King V, they discovered that it was actually a left-handed guitar. Even though Borland is right-handed, the always-quirky axeman was not discouraged.

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images
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Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine Reveals New Monster Guitar Strings

Cleartone Strings has unveiled their new Dave Mustaine signature Monster guitar strings. Mustaine partnered with the company after he tried a set of Cleartone strings and loved them. He said they felt more solid and durable and that they were noticeably louder than his normal strings.

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Legendary Drummer Gene Hoglan Adds Dates to Gene Hoglan Experience Tour

Gene Hoglan has drummed for more metal bands than would be prudent to list here, but his credits include legendary acts such as TestamentFear Factory, Death and Dark Angel. Earlier this month, he announced that he’s hitting the road with The Gene Hoglan Experience. Starting this fall, Hoglan will be going out to select locations for an intimate meet-and-greet with metal fans.

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Mark Davis, Getty Images
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Alice In Chains’ William DuVall Shares Amp Fascination + Go-To Guitar

Alice In Chains co-vocalist and guitarist William DuVall spoke with Music Radar about the new album, ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,’ and during the chat he took some time to address how the band gets some of their great guitar sounds and how that played into the creation of their latest record.

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images
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Halestorm Singer Lzzy Hale Designs Blazar Bluetooth Speaker

Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale recently teamed up with Beacon Audio to design her own version of Beacon Audio’s new Blazar Bluetooth speaker. Hale is just one of a number of artists working with Beacon Audio to create special editions of the Blazar speaker, which are only available to those who pledge to Beacon’s Kickstarter fund. Each special artist edition is limited and numbered.

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